Coast Guard March 11, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Final Rule: Special Local Regulations Concerning Fireworks Displays in Norwich and Middletown, CT
Document Number: E8-4830
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
By this final rule, the Coast Guard is amending the coordinates given for two previously established special local regulations. The listed coordinates for the Taste of Italy Fireworks in Norwich, CT; and for the Middletown Fireworks on the Connecticut River in Middletown Harbor, Middletown, CT are being amended to properly reflect the geographic location where the events have been held in the past and will be held in the future.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Charter Renewal.
Document Number: E8-4820
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tchefuncta River, Madisonville, LA
Document Number: E8-4818
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 22 (S22) Bridge across the Tchefuncta River, mile 2.5, at Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and cancelling the test deviation presently in effect for this bridge. This change is being made in order to enhance the flow of vehicles across the bridge during peak traffic hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Liberty Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: E8-4816
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 433 (S433) Bridge across Liberty Bayou, mile 2.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and cancelling the test deviation presently in effect for this bridge. This change is being made in order to reduce the hours of manned operation of the bridge to make more efficient use of personnel and operating resources.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bonfouca Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: E8-4815
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 433 (S433) Bridge across Bonfouca Bayou, mile 7.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and cancelling the test deviation presently in effect for this bridge. This change is being made in order to reduce the hours that the bridge must be manned during the period between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., making more efficient use of operating resources.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW); Beach Thorofare, NJ
Document Number: E8-4813
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Margate Bridge, at ICW mile 74.0, across Beach Thorofare at Margate, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to make emergency structural steel repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), at Scotts Hill, NC
Document Number: E8-4812
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Figure Eight Swing Bridge, at AIWW mile 278.1, at Scotts Hill, NC. From February 29, 2008 at 6 p.m. until March 11, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., this deviation is necessary to complete sandblasting and painting operations along with mechanical repairs. The drawbridge will remain closed-to- navigation each day from 6 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers
Document Number: E8-4800
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2008 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.
Safety Zone: Fireworks Display, Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC
Document Number: E8-4799
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a 300 foot radius safety zone around a fireworks display for the Roanoke Bible College occurring on April 4, 2008 on the Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Pasquotank River. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with firework displays.
Seventh Coast Guard District, Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, Temporary Restricted Anchorage
Document Number: E8-4757
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishment of three, multi- purpose, temporary restricted anchorages with associated safety/ security zones to service vessels intending to call on the ports of Jacksonville or Fernandina within the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville as defined by 33 CFR 3.35-20. The temporary restricted anchorages and safety/security zones identify clearly to all mariners the pre-established area of the Captain of the Port Zone for geographic separation and/or restriction of certain vessels that may pose a safety, public health, environmental, or security threat to the port. The proposed temporary restricted anchorages are necessary to protect the public, port infrastructure, maritime environment, and viability of the Marine Transportation System from hazards associated with safety, public health, environmental, and security threats.